Local Mamas Kelsey and Tia were both born and raised in the Parksville / Qualicum Beach area. They both have a shared passion for children which led them to their careers in Childcare. Tia has 15 years experience in the industry managing facilities in multiple cities such as Calgary, Fernie, Vancouver, and Parksville. Kelsey started her career 8 years ago as a Nanny and continued with Summer Camps in Fernie and now Preschool age children.
With their combined knowledge and dedication to children and with strong ties to the community, Kelsey and Tia have started West Oaks Childcare! They both are so grateful to be a part of your children’s lives and to have a positive impact on their growth and learning.
“While we try to teach children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about”
Our early learners blossom though play-based experiences in welcoming, safe, and supportive spaces.
Children are free to explore and discover in small groups where teachers are partners in learning. Children will grow their confidence, creativity, independence, problem solving skills and sense of self while building community.
This program is primarily held outdoors. Our Learning-Through-Play philosophy is implemented in this program with a child-led learning process.
Our teachers will have a variety of activities to choose from such as Art, Games and Sports. With our location in the heart of downtown Parksville, we go on many spontaneous walking trips to local shops, the beach, and Adventure Playground
West Oaks Childcare is proud to offer camps in both Spring and Summer as well as offering day camps on Pro D Days!
Spring/Summer Camps are a licensed Day Camp held in July and August each summer and in March for Spring.
Pro D Day Camps are a licensed Day Camp held on all Pro D Days aligned with SD 69.
West Oaks Childcare is proud to be participating in the Child Care Fee Reduction Initiative. The CCFRI enhances childcare affordability by offering funding to eligible, licensed childcare providers to reduce and stabilize parents’ monthly fees. The CCFRI is currently for ages 0-Kindergarten and will expand to grades 1 and up as of September 2023.
On top of the CCFRI, West Oaks also accepts the Affordable Child Care Benefit (formally known as subsidy) to assist eligible families even further to bring down the cost of their monthly childcare fees.
Please fill out the form below and we will contact you if we’re able to accommodate your childcare request.